Captures the original sounds of John Michaels aggressive virtuoso guitar playing, tight vocal harmonies and lyrics, and melodies that reach into your soul.
1.Smaller Than Small
2.Cave Of The Heart
3.The Way Suite
7.Glory To God
11.Inflame The Fire
12.Walk And Follow Jesus
John Michael Talbot
John Michael Talbot, the bestselling author of the spiritual classic The Lessons of St. Francis, is one of the founding fathers of contemporary Christian music, with multiplatinum sales. He has received, among other honours, Dove and Grammy Awards. He is the host of the inspirational television programme All Things Are Possible. He tours constantly, headlining over 150 ministries per year. He is the founder of an integrated monastic community, the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.
After 25 years of recording, John Michael Talbot still finds new ways to express himself, as 1999s Cave of the Heart illustrates. Without abandoning his Christian beliefs, he re-emphasizes the folky soft rock at the core of his sound, funneling it all into a record that feels like a concept album, even if it isnt. With guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Phil Keaggy assisting in the sonic coloring, Talbot has crafted perhaps his most musically complex and satisfying record in years. The songs are straight-forward, direct, and well written, recalling earlier works, while the music shows a sophistication beyond even his recent efforts. Consequently, its one of the stronger CCM efforts of 1999 - and one with crossover potential, as well.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide